West Virginia University will officially unveil its new aquatic center to the world tonight, hosting its first meet in the new facility: the West Virginia State Games.
Some of WVU’s swimmers & divers took social media followers on a tour of the new facility this week. You can find the video on Twitter, (@WVUSwimDive), but we’ve also embedded it below:
— WVU Swim & Dive (@WVUSwimDive) November 1, 2019
The new home – the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park – is a 50-meter Olympic-sized pool with a movable bulkhead to allow the pool to be set up for short course yards, short course meters or long course meters competition. It’s got a separate diving well and seating for 1500 spectators.
In the video, swimmers and divers show off some more features of the new aquatic center, including a team room, video review for divers and a video board for spectators.
West Virginia has only been in the facility since Monday, October 21. They hosted an intrasquad meet in the old facility on September 28, and their only dual meet so far has been on the road at Penn State on October 12. The West Virginia State Games will be a two-day meet (November 1-2), starting Friday and finishing Saturday morning. It’s an 8-team meet featuring West Virginia, Alderson Broaddus, Davis & Elkins, Fairmont State, Marshall, Salem, WVU Tech and West Virginia Wesleyan.
WVU also posted some photos of the facility during training this week:
It's A Gr8 Day To Be A Mountaineer @WVUSwimDive ! 1st day of yards after LC camp last week.
Divers on 3 mtr, women in 8 lane racing pool, men in 12 lane warmup/down pool. Every inch being used. #LetsGo #HailWV pic.twitter.com/j6QT3c3fj5
— WVU Swim & Dive (@WVUSwimDive) October 28, 2019